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're with us. grab your coffee, here's a peek outside. 66 degrees inside the beltway. but this morning, we got down to the 50s and even some 40s in our subu suburbs, oh, yeah, that's what fall is all about. some more numbers show we're at 56 in martinsburg and hagerstown. 64 in la plata right now. leonardtown, in the 70s. that's where we're headed this afternoon. by the lunch hour, we'll be approaching the middle 70s. 78, 79 later this afternoon. there is some rain coming. i'll tell you how it may or may not impact the redskins game coming up in a few minutes, barbara. >> okay, kim. thank you very much. see you in a moment. >>> a day that's always going to be in the collective memory of our nation. nine years ago today, four planes, two in new york, one here in dc, one in pennsylvania brought unspeakable grief to the lives and the communities across the country. today the thousands lost that day are being remembered in ceremonies around the country. the largest ceremony at ground zero got under way just minutes ago. michelle franzen has more on how the country will be remembering this solemn a
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
is in charge. that area of high pressure is getting a little bit closer to us. temperatures up close to 80 degrees. mid-80s tomorrow. for those of you that just assist on more summer, we have at least a couple more chances for 90-degree days before this week after labor day is done. >> still looks good all in all. >> we like it for now. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. an early morning fire burned their home. the two-alarm blazed happened on minnesota avenue northeast. derrick ward joins us live from northeast this morning with the latest. day, i understand the roof caved in because of the fire? >> reporter: indeed, it d. there was no one at home at the time and no one was injured. firefighters remain here as this fire on minnesota area just adjacent to the subway station. it happened almost five hours ago and just stopped smoldering. it was about 4:30 when it started to burn. neighbors were a wanged by faulty electrical service. lines burned and shorted out. neighbors tell us they came out and they were met by intens
of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride. >> the fact that it has done so much damage, the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed it. >> reporter: but sealing the well won't solve the problem so ma
was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exploit young victims, this takes at least one out of play. >> it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: in prince george's county numerous cases have been. >> host are human trafficking or child exploitation involving motels and such stem from craigslist interaction. >> reporter: darcy spenc
the storm but we get the benefit of a storm having moved through. >> that's right. it's clearing us out. >> all right. thank you, kim. >>> what is now tropical storm earl continues to head north this morning. the once powerful category 4 hurricane has only weakened and only grazed much of the eastern seaboard. the tropical storm caused only minor damage as it passed through overnight. earl first struck the outer banks of north carolina as a category 2 storm with heavy winds and rain. it caused some flooding there but for the most part earl stayed off shore leaving behind little damage. >> the surface comes up a lot. there's definitely rip tide out there and we're definitely seeing beach erosion. >> still, they are experiencing high surf and rip currents. forecasters say that it should move over nova scotia later today. >> it's going to be a very crowded weekend on area highways. 700,000 people will travel more than 80 miles this weekend. 34,000 people will fly. aaa says ocean city, bethany, and virginia beach are the most popular driving destinations for our area. >>> now to the discove
within three degrees of our number, 65. no big changes there. the numbers should warm us up into the lower 70s. clouds will linger. but that's fine. we can play baseball with clouds. >> sure. easily. thanks, kim. we'll see you in a bit. after canceling the release of one of the detained american hikers on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor says the country will release one of them today. iran will release sarah shourd because of health problems. more than a year after she was jailed with two of her friends and accused of spying. shourd was to be released yesterday but it was canceled due to paperwork problems. the other two will remain in custody. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. 2008. with a maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911.
just ahead. first, a quick peek at our forecast. kim martucci joins us now. finally we have a wet half to the weekend. >> we do. we needed this rain. we have been talking a six-inch plus rain fef sit. something is better than nothing. it should be out of here in time for tailgating and the game later number evening. we have 64 and at reagan international. the main band of rain coming through. it started through the overnight. a lot of tailgaters should be good as you get a head start over there. 64 is the temp. we'll take you to 73 with cloudy skies this afternoon. the drying trend is tee. >> all right. nats and redskins. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911. >>> after the release of an american hiker on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor
of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale response. everybody playing roles from the accident viims to the families that would come to see them to the incidents responders themselves both on and off airport. >> what happens after the drill? what do you do? do you go over how thing went? what changes need to be made? >> at that lot of planning goes into this
a month ago and now h seems to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case the robber brandishes a knife, grabs cash from the register, and runs away. >> establishments seem to be centered around route 28. so anyone who shops or does business on route 28, we ask you to keep your eyes and ears open. call us if you see anything unusual. >> reporter: so far no one has been injuredn any of these robberies but police are concerned that the suspect could become violent. if you have any information or recognize the person in the surveillan video, you're asked to call police in loudoun or fairfax county. in ashburn, darcy spencer, news 4. >>> after almost five months there appears to an end in sight with bp's blownout oil well. we're taking a look. crews are pumping in cement to seal the well from the bought a.m. and officials say that has hardened just fine. pressure and weight test is all that's needed to be sure it's permanently closed. an announcement is expected to come today. >> the picture from underwater hasn't always been perfect but it's been interes
sector did add some encouraging news by adding at least 67,000 new jobs last month. >>> metro is using this long labor day weekend to make what it calls the largest maintenance project in its history. last night the transit agency closed five red line agencies. crews are making track repairs and upgrading cell phone communication access which was a congressional mandate. during the work, metro will offer free shuttle work. the repairs should wrap up by 1:00 a.m. on tuesday. >>> it's 9:08 and 74 degrees outside. we're following new details in the gulf oil disaster. >>> plus, decision 2010. candidates for d.c. council chair debate. where t >>> crews removed the damage well head yesterday from the gulf. the million pound piece should reach the surface sometime today. it's a crucial investigation into the massive oil spill. the new one should be installed in the next few days. >>> leading candidates for the d.c. council are clashing over personal finances. the front-runner's financial trouble could undermine the city's credibility but brown says he's taken steps to clear up his debt. >> re
hardly any clouds for us to be wored about today. high pressure in charge. we'll lead to plenty of sunshine for today. high temperatures in the upper 70s might touch 80s degrees later. sun is not up for another 51 minutes. a lot of great college football going on this afternoon. maryland terrapins taking on the mounta mountaineers. if you want your football forecast just send me an e-mail. >>> 44 burglaries and robries in less than a month have some fairfax county neighborhoods on alert this morning. these cases setch fromclean reston. one man could be responsible for them all. darcy spencer explains how he's getting easy accs in several cases. >> reporter: residents of the oakrook communities in fairfax county have felt so safe many neighbors dn't lock their doors or windows. a recent rash of burglaries have shattered their peace of mind. >> it hapned once or twice we thought okay. but they keep coming back. >> reporter: police believe one criminal is responsible for had 4 burglaries, thechts from cars and unlawful entries since august 4th. they say he steals wallets and purses
and you help out a very good cause. thank you, corporal, for joining us. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> reporter: we want to thank them for what they're doing up there as well. >> thank you vy much for coming out and showing your support. >> reporter: there you go. there you have it. we are live in laurel. back to you. >> thank you. while you're out there, grab some doughnuts. >> reporter: i don't know if they'll make it back to the station. >> thanks a lot. >> reporter: l right. >>> happening today the state of our schools will be dominating the political conversation on "meet the press." d.c. schoo chancellor michelle rhee will join moderator david gregory for an exclusive conversation. this is part of nbc's weeklong education nation wich will take an in-depth look at reforming the nation's education system. joining rhee are secretary of education, arnie de duncan, for d.c. city administrator robert bobb and president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten who has butted heads with rhee in the past. you can watch it here at 10:30. >>> a manassas neig
on the beach ahead of the storm. >> tom kierein joins us now to see if the storms will affect our weather. >> it certainly is for our viewers that live on the bay and the eastern shore tomorrow. as we take a look at the satellite view, earl does continue to intensify. it is a powerful storm with winds of 140-mile-an-hour. we'll get the latest updated track in about 20 minutes and i'll show that you. here's the latest track, category 4 storm, winds moving north/northwest at 16. that would bring it right near cape hatteras by around midnight tonight. and by 8:00 on friday morning, it would be just to the east of aci teague about and just by noon friday, just east of the delaware bay. and by 8:00 p.m. friday, just off of long island right near martha's vineyard and nantucket and later friday night moving over eastern new england, cape cod and then moving away. it does appear it could be brushing right along our atlantic seaboard tomorrow. there is a hurricane watch out where you see those areas in pink and it includes mouth of the delaware bay all the way over to the delaware beach. temperat
a quick check on forecast, meteorologist chuck bell is here th us this morning and i liking the fact in two hours temperature here has only climbed three degrees. >> still a very warm day today. nowhere near the craziness of yeerday. yesterday 99. we're nowhere near that today. we'll be within a whisper of another 90 degree day today you can believe that as the move september starting to get very close to over. right now clouds hanging over washington. no real rain threat. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. we're 77 downtown. 77 up in the panhandle of west virginia. 75 in quantico. that band of light rain showers is fallingapart as it comes out of the mountains. not much of a rain threat here in washington. ahead of the cold front, one more really warm da today with temperatures up close to 90 degrees. florida international, the panthers are coming up to college park to take on the terrapins today. 85 degrees at noon in college park. ood weather for the maryland game. >>> in our headlines we're following brking news out of prince george's county. that is where three people have be
meteorologist joins us here in the studio. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> nice morning, chilly. feels a little like fall. >> it does. it's the perfect fall weather. dry, clear skies. looks like a nice warmup today. no rain. we'll have a 50-50 weekend. one eye open, take a look at your screen. look at this beautiful sky about to have a sunrise soon. get started and take a look at the numbers. it's 60 downtown. but in the suburbs, yeah, we have some 40s out there. here's the satellite radar loop showing a bubble of high pressure keeping us nice and clear. but as for the numbers, yeah, we've got 40s outside this morning. don't worry, we're going to warm up. we'll be warmer than yesterday. we're going to take a trip up to the upper 70s to near 80 in fredericksburg. 77 in winchester. coming up, the forecast for the rest of the weekend. we have to sneak some rain in here, barbara. we really need it. i'll answer the question if it will be dry for the redskins game. >> everybody is asking that question. >> it's a big one. a big opponent coming in. we'll talk about the week ahead. but let's no
. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell is in with us thismorning. already warm out there. >> very warm. it was hot yesterday. crazy hot. 99 degrees yesterday the hottest we've ever been so late in the year. it's not going to be -- >> ever? >> ever. we've never been that high this late in the season before. will not be that hot today but still going to be some ten to 15 degreesarmer than average. outside right now 75 degrees in town. mostly low 70s in many locations. there's a cold front heading in our direction. come here through the day. might kick off a sprinkle or two in the mountains. mperatures up close to 90 degrees for a time this afternoon before some cooler weather arrives for tomorrow. don't forget it's saturday, it's fall. send your college football request to chuck.bell@nbc.com. if you want your team represented you have to let me know who they are. >> i'm sure you'll get the emails. >>> we're following some breaking news this morning out of prince george's county right now where three people have been shot. the shooting happened in the 5,500 block o
definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thursdayas caused by a resident who threw a cigarette butt in a flower plant on his deck. >> potting soil is not
in less than two weeks. >>> ahead on "news 4 today." how nasa is using earl as an opportunity to learn things. >> we'll look at the damage earl has caused along the north carolina coast. >>> it's risky business, one store is not open yet and already getting a lot of attention in virginia. >>> a look ahead to the weekend as well as a check of the traffic. stay with u >>> hurricane earl is now pounding the outer banks with heavy rain and strong winds. the radar showing the center of circulation is 50 miles to the southeast of cape hatteras. right now, right at the nags head beach, they just had a gust over 60 miles per hour, getting very heavy rain. it should be raining in ocean city pretty soon. we are getting a few sprinkles around the metro area. light rain in the northern neck of virginia and on the lower eastern shore at this time. we'll have highs climbing out of the 70s where we are now to the upper 80s. maybe a little sun back this afternoon. there is a chance of a passing shower. great weather for the holiday weekend. a look into the next week in 10 minutes. >> ashley, how's tra
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